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Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology 11th Edition

By: Ronald J. Comer Jonathan S. Comer
ISBN-10: 1319190723
/ ISBN-13: 9781319370602
Edition: 11th Edition
Language: English
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About this Book

    • Cover Page
    • Inside Front Cover
    • Title Page
    • Copyright Page
    • Dedication
    • About the Authors
    • Brief Contents
    • Contents
    • Preface

Chapter 1 Abnormal Psychology: Past and Present

    • What Is Psychological Abnormality?
    • Deviance
    • Distress
    • Dysfunction
    • Danger
    • The Elusive Nature of Abnormality
    • What Is Treatment?
    • How Was Abnormality Viewed and Treated in the Past?
    • Ancient Views and Treatments
    • Greek and Roman Views and Treatments
    • Europe in the Middle Ages: Demonology Returns
    • The Renaissance and the Rise of Asylums
    • The Nineteenth Century: Reform and Moral Treatment
    • The Early Twentieth Century: The Somatogenic and Psychogenic Perspectives
    • Recent Decades and Current Trends
    • How Are People with Severe Disturbances Cared For?
    • How Are People with Less Severe Disturbances Treated?
    • A Growing Emphasis on Preventing Disorders and Promoting Mental Health
    • Multicultural Psychology
    • The Increasing Influence of Insurance Coverage
    • What Are Today’s Leading Theories and Professions?
    • Technology and Mental Health
    • Moving Forward
    • Summing Up

Chapter 2 Research in Abnormal Psychology

    • What Do Clinical Researchers Do?
    • The Case Study
    • How Are Case Studies Helpful?
    • What Are the Limitations of Case Studies?
    • The Correlational Method
    • Describing a Correlation
    • When Can Correlations Be Trusted?
    • What Are the Merits of the Correlational Method?
    • The Experimental Method
    • The Control Group
    • Random Assignment
    • Masked Design
    • Alternative Research Designs
    • Matched Designs
    • Natural Experiments
    • Analogue Experiments
    • Single-Case Experiments
    • Longitudinal Studies
    • Epidemiological Studies
    • Protecting Human Participants
    • Keeping an Eye on Research Methods
    • Summing Up

Chapter 3 Models of Abnormality

    • The Biological Model
    • How Do Biological Theorists Explain Abnormal Behavior?
    • Biological Treatments
    • Assessing the Biological Model
    • The Psychodynamic Model
    • How Did Freud Explain Normal and Abnormal Functioning?
    • How Do Other Psychodynamic Explanations Differ from Freud’s?
    • Psychodynamic Therapies
    • Assessing the Psychodynamic Model
    • The Cognitive-Behavioral Model
    • The Behavioral Dimension
    • The Cognitive Dimension
    • The Cognitive-Behavioral Interplay
    • New Wave Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
    • Assessing the Cognitive-Behavioral Model
    • The Humanistic-Existential Model
    • Rogers’ Humanistic Theory and Therapy
    • Gestalt Theory and Therapy
    • Spiritual Views and Interventions
    • Existential Theories and Therapy
    • Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model
    • The Sociocultural Model: Family-Social and Multicultural Perspectives
    • How Do Family-Social Theorists Explain Abnormal Functioning?
    • Family-Social Treatments
    • How Do Multicultural Theorists Explain Abnormal Functioning?
    • Multicultural Treatments
    • Assessing the Sociocultural Model
    • Integrating the Models: The Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
    • Summing Up

Chapter 4 Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    • Clinical Assessment: How and Why Does the Client Behave Abnormally?
    • Characteristics of Assessment Tools
    • Clinical Interviews
    • Clinical Tests
    • Clinical Observations
    • Diagnosis: Does the Client’s Syndrome Match a Known Disorder?
    • Classification Systems
    • DSM-5
    • Is DSM-5 an Effective Classification System?
    • Can Diagnosis and Labeling Cause Harm?
    • Treatment: How Might the Client Be Helped?
    • Treatment Decisions
    • The Effectiveness of Treatment
    • What Lies Ahead?
    • Summing Up

Chapter 5 Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders

    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • The Sociocultural Perspective: Societal and Multicultural Factors
    • The Psychodynamic Perspective
    • The Humanistic Perspective
    • The Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
    • The Biological Perspective
    • Phobias
    • Specific Phobias
    • Agoraphobia
    • What Causes Phobias?
    • How Are Phobias Treated?
    • Social Anxiety Disorder
    • What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder?
    • Treatments for Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Panic Disorder
    • The Biological Perspective
    • The Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • What Are the Features of Obsessions and Compulsions?
    • The Psychodynamic Perspective
    • The Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
    • The Biological Perspective
    • Obsessive-Compulsive-Related Disorders
    • Integrating the Models: The Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
    • Summing Up

Chapter 6 Disorders of Trauma and Stress

    • Stress and Arousal: The Fight-or-Flight Response
    • Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders
    • What Triggers Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders?
    • Why Do People Develop Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders?
    • How Do Clinicians Treat Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders?
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Dissociative Amnesia
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • How Do Theorists Explain Dissociative Amnesia and Dissociative Identity Disorder?
    • How Are Dissociative Amnesia and Dissociative Identity Disorder Treated?
    • Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder
    • Getting a Handle on Trauma and Stress
    • Summing Up

Chapter 7 Depressive and Bipolar Disorders

    • Unipolar Depression: The Depressive Disorders
    • How Common Is Unipolar Depression?
    • What Are the Symptoms of Depression?
    • Diagnosing Unipolar Depression
    • Stress and Unipolar Depression
    • The Biological Model of Unipolar Depression
    • The Psychological Models of Unipolar Depression
    • The Sociocultural Model of Unipolar Depression
    • Integrating the Models: The Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
    • Bipolar Disorders
    • What Are the Symptoms of Mania?
    • Diagnosing Bipolar Disorders
    • What Causes Bipolar Disorders?
    • What Are the Treatments for Bipolar Disorders?
    • Making Sense of All That Is Known
    • Summing Up

Chapter 8 Suicide

    • What Is Suicide?
    • How Is Suicide Studied?
    • Patterns and Statistics
    • What Triggers a Suicide?
    • Stressful Events and Situations
    • Mood and Thought Changes
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    • Mental Disorders
    • Modeling: The Contagion of Suicide
    • Combination of Factors
    • What Are the Underlying Causes of Suicide?
    • The Psychodynamic View
    • Durkheim’s Sociocultural View
    • The Interpersonal View
    • The Biological View
    • Is Suicide Linked to Age?
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • The Elderly
    • Treatment and Suicide
    • What Treatments Are Used After Suicide Attempts?
    • What Is Suicide Prevention?
    • Do Suicide Prevention Programs Work?
    • Psychological and Biological Insights Lag Behind
    • Summing Up

Chapter 9 Disorders Featuring Somatic Symptoms

    • Factitious Disorder
    • Conversion Disorder and Somatic Symptom Disorder
    • Conversion Disorder
    • Somatic Symptom Disorder
    • What Causes Conversion and Somatic Symptom Disorders?
    • How Are Conversion and Somatic Symptom Disorders Treated?
    • Illness Anxiety Disorder
    • Psychophysiological Disorders: Psychological Factors Affecting Other Medical Conditions
    • Traditional Psychophysiological Disorders
    • New Psychophysiological Disorders
    • Psychological Treatments for Physical Disorders
    • Relaxation Training
    • Biofeedback
    • Meditation
    • Hypnosis
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
    • Support Groups and Emotion Expression
    • Combination Approaches
    • Expanding the Boundaries of Abnormal Psychology
    • Summing Up

Chapter 10 Eating Disorders

    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • The Clinical Picture
    • Medical Problems
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Binges
    • Compensatory Behaviors
    • Bulimia Nervosa Versus Anorexia Nervosa
    • Binge-Eating Disorder
    • What Causes Eating Disorders?
    • Psychodynamic Factors: Ego Deficiencies
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Factors
    • Depression
    • Biological Factors
    • Societal Pressures
    • Family Environment
    • Multicultural Factors: Racial and Ethnic Differences
    • Multicultural Factors: Gender Differences
    • How Are Eating Disorders Treated?
    • Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa
    • Treatments for Bulimia Nervosa
    • Treatments for Binge-Eating Disorder
    • Prevention of Eating Disorders: Wave of the Future
    • Summing Up

Chapter 11 Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

    • Depressants
    • Alcohol
    • Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
    • Opioids
    • Stimulants
    • Cocaine
    • Amphetamines
    • Stimulant Use Disorder
    • Caffeine
    • Hallucinogens, Cannabis, and Combinations of Substances
    • Hallucinogens
    • Cannabis
    • Combinations of Substances
    • What Causes Substance Use Disorders?
    • Sociocultural Views
    • Psychodynamic Views
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Views
    • Biological Views
    • The Developmental Psychopathology View
    • How Are Substance Use Disorders Treated?
    • Psychodynamic Therapies
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
    • Biological Treatments
    • Sociocultural Therapies
    • Other Addictive Disorders
    • Gambling Disorder
    • Internet Use Disorder and Internet Gaming Disorder
    • New Wrinkles to a Familiar Story
    • Summing Up

Chapter 12 Sexual Disorders and Gender Variations

    • Sexual Dysfunctions
    • Disorders of Desire
    • Disorders of Excitement
    • Disorders of Orgasm
    • Disorders of Sexual Pain
    • Treatments for Sexual Dysfunctions
    • What Are the General Features of Sex Therapy?
    • What Techniques Are Used to Treat Particular Dysfunctions?
    • What Are the Current Trends in Sex Therapy?
    • Paraphilic Disorders
    • Fetishistic Disorder
    • Transvestic Disorder
    • Exhibitionistic Disorder
    • Voyeuristic Disorder
    • Frotteuristic Disorder
    • Pedophilic Disorder
    • Sexual Masochism Disorder
    • Sexual Sadism Disorder
    • Gender Variations
    • Transgender Functioning
    • Gender Dysphoria
    • Personal Topics Draw Public Attention
    • Summing Up

Chapter 13 Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

    • The Clinical Picture of Schizophrenia
    • What Are the Symptoms of Schizophrenia?
    • What Is the Course of Schizophrenia?
    • Diagnosing Schizophrenia
    • How Do Theorists Explain Schizophrenia?
    • Biological Views
    • Psychological Views
    • Sociocultural Views
    • Developmental Psychopathology View
    • Psychological and Sociocultural Models Lag Behind
    • Summing Up

Chapter 14 Treatments for Schizophrenia and Other Severe Mental Disorders

    • Institutional Care in the Past
    • Institutional Care Takes a Turn for the Better
    • Milieu Therapy
    • The Token Economy
    • Antipsychotic Drugs
    • How Effective Are Antipsychotic Drugs?
    • The Unwanted Effects of First-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs
    • Second-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs
    • Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
    • Family Therapy
    • Coordinated Specialty Care
    • The Community Approach
    • What Are the Features of Effective Community Care?
    • How Has Community Treatment Failed?
    • The Promise of Community Treatment
    • An Important Lesson
    • Summing Up

Chapter 15 Personality Disorders

    • “Odd” Personality Disorders
    • Paranoid Personality Disorder
    • Schizoid Personality Disorder
    • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
    • “Dramatic” Personality Disorders
    • Antisocial Personality Disorder
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Histrionic Personality Disorder
    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    • “Anxious” Personality Disorders
    • Avoidant Personality Disorder
    • Dependent Personality Disorder
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
    • Multicultural Factors: Research Neglect
    • Are There Better Ways to Classify Personality Disorders?
    • The “Big Five” Theory of Personality and Personality Disorders
    • “Personality Disorder – Trait Specified”: DSM-5’s Proposed Dimensional Approach
    • Rediscovered, Then Reconsidered
    • Summing Up

Chapter 16 Disorders Common Among Children and Adolescents

    • Childhood and Adolescence
    • Childhood Anxiety Disorders
    • Separation Anxiety Disorder and Selective Mutism
    • Treatments for Childhood Anxiety Disorders
    • Depressive and Bipolar Disorders During Childhood
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Bipolar Disorder and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder
    • What Are the Causes of Conduct Disorder?
    • How Do Clinicians Treat Conduct Disorder?
    • Elimination Disorders
    • Enuresis
    • Encopresis
    • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Clinicians Discover Childhood and Adolescence
    • Summing Up

Chapter 17 Disorders of Aging and Cognition

    • Old Age and Stress
    • Depression in Later Life
    • Anxiety Disorders in Later Life
    • Substance Misuse in Later Life
    • Psychotic Disorders in Later Life
    • Disorders of Cognition
    • Delirium
    • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders
    • Issues Affecting the Mental Health of the Elderly
    • Clinicians Discover the Elderly
    • Summing Up

Chapter 18 Law, Society, and the Mental Health Profession

    • Law and Mental Health
    • Psychology in Law: How Do Clinicians Influence the Criminal Justice System?
    • Law in Psychology: How Do the Legislative and Judicial Systems Influence Mental Health Care?
    • In What Other Ways Do the Clinical and Legal Fields Interact?
    • What Ethical Principles Guide Mental Health Professionals?
    • Mental Health, Business, and Economics
    • Bringing Mental Health Services to the Workplace
    • The Economics of Mental Health
    • Technology and Mental Health
    • The Person Within the Profession
    • Within a Larger System
    • Summing Up


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